Godspace: an invitation to create a pathway to a more vital whole-life faith.
Through diverse voices from around the world we seek to inspire readers to notice, explore and experiment with fresh ways to connect more intimately to God, more effectively to their neighbours and more responsibly to creation.
Christine Sine is the founder and facilitator of Godspace, which grew out of her passion for creative spirituality, gardening and sustainability. Together with her husband, Tom, Christine also co-founded Mustard Seed Associates, but recently retired to make time available for writing, speaking and to look after their puppy, Goldie.
Christine describes herself as a contemplative activist, passionate gardener, author, and liturgist. She loves messing with church traditions and inspiring followers of Jesus to develop creative approaches to spirituality that intertwine the sacred through all of life. She facilitates workshops on contemplative and creative spiritual practices, spirituality and gardening, simplicity and sustainability as well as how to develop a more spiritual rhythm for our lives. She often encourages participants to paint rocks or leaves, plant contemplative gardens, walk labyrinths and create spiritual pathways that draw us into deeper intimacy with God. Christine is inspired by Celtic Christian spirituality, which has opened her eyes to the God who is present in every moment, every experience and every place. She is open to learning from everyone and everything around.
In a former life, Christine trained as a physician in Australia practiced in New Zealand and developed and directed the healthcare ministry for Mercy Ships. She spent 12 years onboard the mercy ship M/V Anastasis facilitating the development of a program for cleft lip and palate repair and cataract removal as well as setting up medical and dental clinics to help bring health care to the world’s most vulnerable. She has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Caribbean Islands, Central America and South Pacific. She no longer practices medicine but delights in guiding people towards the health and wholeness of God’s new world.
Her latest book, published in March 2019 by InterVarsity Press is The Gift of Wonder:Creative Practices For Delighting in God. Other books include Rest in the Moment: Reflections for Godly Pauses.(MSA 2016), Return to Our Senses: Reimagining How We Pray (MSA 2012), To Garden with God (MSA 2010), Light for the Journey (MSA 2010), GodSpace: Time for Peace in the Rhythms of Life (Barclay Press 2006), and Tales of a Seasick Doctor (Zondervan 1996). Christine and Tom Sine also co-authored Living on Purpose: Finding God’s Best for Your Life (Baker Books 2002).